Saltwater (Chicane song)

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Single by Chicane featuring Máire Brennan
from the album Behind the Sun
Released 24 May 1999
Format CD, 12"
Recorded Modena One, Mothership Studios UK
Genre Trance
Length 10:03 (Original Mix)
Label Xtravaganza
Writer(s) Nick Bracegirdle, Ciarán Brennan and Pól Brennan, Máire Brennan (English-Irish translation).
Producer(s) Nick Bracegirdle, Ray Hedges
Chicane chronology
"Strong in Love"
"Don't Give Up"

"Saltwater" is a song by Chicane featuring the vocals of Irish singer Máire Brennan. The track uses parts of Clannad's 1982 hit "Theme From Harry's Game" with both re-recorded and newly written lyrics.

It was released as a single in 1999, reaching the #6 position on the UK Singles Chart and becoming a popular trance track in clubs across Europe. In 2003 the song was used in a national tourism campaign for Ireland and also by Belfast City Council in adverts promoting the city.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings for "Saltwater":[2]

Australia Maxi CD Single
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Radio Edit)" – 3:29
  2. "Saltwater" (Original Mix)" – 9:49
  3. "Saltwater" (Mothership Mix)" – 3:24
  4. "Saltwater" (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix)" – 9:08
Germany & UK 2-Track Cardboard Sleeve CD Single
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) – 9:49
Germany & UK 12" Vinyl
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) – 9:49
  2. "Saltwater" (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix) – 8:45
Europe Maxi CD Single
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) – 9:49
  3. "Saltwater" (Mothership Mix) – 3:24
UK 12" Vinyl (2005)
  • Side A:
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) – 9:49
  • Side B:
  1. "Saltwater" (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix) – 8:45
  2. "Saltwater" (Thrillseekers Mix) – 8:00
UK Maxi CD Single
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) – 9:49
  3. "Saltwater" (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix) – 9:08
  4. "saltwater" (paul thomas Mix)
A 30 second sample of "Saltwater" utilizing vocals from the Clannad song "Theme from Harry's Game"

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A 30 second sample of "Theme from Harry's Game" demonstrating the original version of the vocals used in "Saltwater"

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Music video[edit]

The "Saltwater" music video, incorporating images of surfing juxtaposed with the frenzy of a nightclub, was filmed in February 1999. The surfing scenes were shot in Woolacombe, North Devon, the location of many beaches that are popular surfer destinations. The club scenes were shot at a studio on Old Street in London as well at the actual Gatecrasher club in Sheffield.[3]


Chart (1999)[4][5][6] Peak
Australia (ARIA)[7] 31
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 24
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 16
Ireland (IRMA) 14
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 25
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[12] 19
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 32
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 6


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